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  Sending your kids away for a week is fun and exciting, full of adventure and independence for the kids… but can be kind of scary for parents. Here’s a little info to help!

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What to expect your first year:

     Camp Wastahi is a wonderful experience for all those who journey down our trails.  Kids get to put down the phones and video games, walk away from the television, and get back to nature and good old-fashioned fun!  Campers get to learn new skills, play in the great outdoors, sing silly songs, display their talents, sleep under the stars, make new friends, and exercise their independence and responsibility.


     Our goal is to provide a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment for all.  We want all campers and staff to feel valued, and free to be who they are while at camp. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes us unique.

     We understand that the first year at camp can be a very scary time for campers and parents alike.  No matter the age, first-year campers may feel apprehensive going into an unfamiliar situation.  For some children, this may even be their first time away from home for an extended period of time.

     At Camp Wastahi we are pros at finding the fun while emphasizing the child’s strengths, allowing each camper to shine while creating a team-based, family environment.  Our staff is well trained and most have grown up at Camp Wastahi; some started as young as five!  Though we anticipate all our campers to have a great time at camp, we understand there may be times where homesickness sneaks in.  Our Staff is well trained and fantastic at dealing with such situations, making kids feel included and making sure everyone has a great time.


     Kids absolutely LOVE to get mail at camp!  We pass out mail every day.  You can send a note to your camper in two ways. 

1.  Handwritten cards or letters provide a wonderful personal touch: This is everyone's preferred method because it's the most personal. You can send directly to camp or pre-write letters to be delivered at camp on certain days  


2.  Email:  This is the quickest way of sending your camper a note from home. Emails are printed in black and white and limited to 2 pages once printed. 




     Though contact by phone is only available for emergency purposes, you may request updates by the camp director. 

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Contacting your camper at camp

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